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CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (INTERCHANGE OF POWERS) BILL 1984

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 32

Senators- Bolkus Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Zakharov

NOES, 24

Senators- Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Collard (Teller) Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martin Messner Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Gareth Evans moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 25

Senators- Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Collard (Teller) Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martin Messner Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

The President declared that the Question-That this Bill be now read a third time-had been resolved in the affirmative by an absolute majority, as required by the Constitution.

Bill read a third time.